Editor’s note: We plan on featuring a monthly column titled “Coach’s Corner” wherein we put the spotlight on one of our coaches so that you, dear reader, can get a better idea of who they are and why they do what they do. Check back next month to see which of our coaches we talk to next!
You folks are in luck! This month you’re going to get TWO installments into the Coach’s Corner. In addition to my upcoming interview with coach Kim Howerton, today you get a little bit of a Ketovangelist Coaching special announcement.
I, your humble editor of Ketovangelist.com and author at the same, am the newest Ketovangelist Email Coach.
I’m very honored to be a member of the Ketovangelist Coaching family!
I’ve written previously about my own keto journey and, since I’m in charge up in here and don’t want to bore you with stuff I’ve already told you, I thought to do something a hair different and give everyone a little insight into what coaching, Mandy-style, will entail.
I have quite a large bookshelf….well, if I’m being honest, I have a lot of large bookshelves. I’m quite the bibliophile.
My most recent book purchase is a tome by Dr. William Davis of Wheat Belly fame, titled Undoctored. The gist of the work is thus: while doctors and medical professionals are very much needed for managing the more serious health conditions (if you break your arm, or have cancer, for example, you need traditional medicine and a doctor), many common ailments can be managed, or even completely reversed, without medical intervention. Through understanding our bodies, through observation and maybe even by acquiring some simple testing, we can figure out fairly substantial areas of our health and nutrition needs that can be better managed via natural solutions, like diet, exercise, and supplementation, instead of relying on pharmaceuticals which, if we’re being frank here, tend to cause more problems and complications for users than they are meant to treat (as anyone who has ever sat through the five minute prescription pharmaceuticals commercials on TV with the never-ending list of side effects can attest to).
This is a philosophy I am very much down with.
Being a student of history, I long ago realized that the human race survived fairly well for thousands of years without the miracles of modern medicine. Why do we now feel we need a professional of some sort to feed us a pill when we aren’t our best?
To be clear, this not intended to discourage anyone from seeing a doctor. By all means, if you’re experiencing symptoms of a serious illness or pain, go see a doctor!
It is also certainly not intended to poo-poo doctors, nurses, or researchers, and the important work they do. Traditional medicine absolutely has its place. Not only is modern medicine an important field that has greatly increased the lifespan of the average person, in our own health community we have some outstanding Keto-friendly doctors, nurses, researchers and various other practitioners that have done and are doing the hard work of guiding people into health via Ketogenic living and are also helping to pioneer the trail so that Keto can gain the scientific legitimacy it deserves in the medical community. These folks are leading the way into a healthier future that will benefit everyone- not just the select few of us who bothered to go out on a dietary limb on our own- and they deserve every measure of recognition we can give!
However, other keys to Keto gaining legitimacy are efficacy and data, and those come from people learning it and living it successfully. That requires those who are on our Ketogenic journeys- in other words, us- to pony up and do our research so we can understand our bodies and make the best choices for our own circumstances so we can be Ketogenic Success stories!
One of the things I love about Keto is that it is customizable. There is no one-size-fits-all approach. You are never going to take what someone else is doing, model it exactly, and get the exact same results. My body is different from yours, and so what works well for me may need some tweaking to work well for you. Sometimes figuring those things out on your own can be a challenge, and that’s where coaching comes in.
As a coach, I’m going to encourage you to be your own best advocate, to understand how and why keto works, and to really observe and note how your body reacts to things so that we can figure out together how to cut the keto key that is going to fit into your body’s lock and open the door of health for you. That’s going to require some effort on your part. You will probably have to do some reading, and will definitely have to pay attention to what you eat and how you feel. In other words, you’re going to have to work for it! My ultimate goal with every single client I take on is going to be helping you to find what works for you, and empowering you to be able to discern sources and find answers so that you can continue making the best choices for you as you move forward.
So, that’s a little insight into my own philosophy. I hope some of you will allow me to join you on your own keto journey and look forward to a new, healthier you!
You can sign up for my coaching services through KetovangelistCoaching.com, where we now have ELEVEN awesome coaches ready and willing to help you, and FOUR coaching plans to fit your budget and support needs. You can find me specifically here, and follow me on my Facebook page, on Twitter, or Instagram.
Be sure to check back soon for my interview with Coach Kim!